Sri Lanka has emerged as an interesting travel alternative to Thailand, for its beaches, wildlife safaris and adventure tours.
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This year Sri Lanka takes the crown as THE adventure travel destination of 2017. The title was given out at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australia held in the city of Shanghai this year. It won the title through an online poll and travel experts and professionals noted that the country increased in popularity over the years as a viable and often cheaper vacation alternative to Thailand.
Why should you make this island destination your next trip?
Sri Lanka Highlights
Overall, this island boasts tropical jungles and wildlife safaris as well as luxury beaches and modern city attractions. But out of all of its island activities, its most popular activity is whale and dolphin spotting. Despite its elephant riding trips which Bamba does not condone, Sri Lanka offers a variety of jungle treks and hikes, and rock climbing adventures suitable for young thrill seekers as well as elderly travellers.
Other winners at the World Travel Awards include:
- Thailand for leading beach destination
- Hong Kong for leading city break destination
- Vietnam for leading dining and hospitality destination
- Fiji Islands for leading romantic destination
Bamba in Sri Lanka
Of course, we agree that this island paradise is an up-and-coming travel and tourism destination but if you’re looking for something more fulfilling on your trip there, especially considering the devastating floods that have left thousands of locals without a home, then check out Bamba’s Sri Lanka Voluntour where travellers get to work in one of the following programs:
- Women’s Empowerment
- Child Care in a Local Orphanage
- Monastery Teaching
Have you been to Sri Lanka, if so, what would you consider a major highlight of this island paradise? Share with us your cool travel experience to this adventure destination in the comments below.